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The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew
Actors: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Alfred Lynch
Genres: Indie & Art House, Classics, Comedy, Drama
UR     1999     2hr 2min

SHAKESPEARE'S FIERCELY FUNNY BATTLE OF THE SEXES. SPECIAL FEATURES: WIDESCREEN VERSION, MONO SOUND, LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, SPANISH, PORTUGUESE, SUBTITLES: ENGLISH, SPANISH, PORTUGUESE, CHINESE, KOREAN, AND THAI, TALENT FILES ...  more »

     

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Actors: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Alfred Lynch
Genres: Indie & Art House, Classics, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Classics, Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies, Drama
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/26/1999
Original Release Date: 03/08/1967
Theatrical Release Date: 03/08/1967
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 2hr 2min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 17
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai

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Member Movie Reviews

Trista D. from VANCOUVER, WA
Reviewed on 9/25/2011...
This classic film is just amazing! Truly this is a great film!

Movie Reviews

One Of The Absolutely Great Ones
Richard R. Carlton | Ada, MI United States | 10/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you love Shakespeare this one has to be in your collection. The DVD version is nothing spectacular (no extra anythings) but it will probably keep forever now that it has been digitized.....so forget about the next generation in your family not being able to view the crumbling magnetic tape from your VHS copy.A classic for-the-ages Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton film from their peak period in 1967. Directed by *the* Zeffirelli, what more could you ask for. Oh.....you want a good score....this one is award winning.....Nino Rota. There is absolutely nothing lacking in this version.....you can enjoy it every time. It's one for kids to watch to see how much fun real Shakespeare can be. It's one for budding actresses to watch to see Taylor at her best. It's one for anyone studying the Bard in school to have under their belt. And it's one for all the rest of us to enjoy again and again."
An excellent movie to add to your collection!
Priscilla Stafford | Yokohama, Japan | 08/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This Shakespearean story is about the daughter of Baptista (Michael Hordern), Katarina (Elizabeth Taylor). Very unlike her younger, quiet and gentle sister Bianca (Natasha Pyne), Katarina is strong-willed and has a nasty temper. Many men want to woo the lovely Bianca, including a young scholar (Michael York), but Baptista is adamant that nobody will be wed with his Bianca until the older daughter, the shrew Katarina, is married. And there is only one man who is willing to marry her for her dowry, Petruchio (Richard Burton). When Petruchio and Katarina are wed (forcefully against Katarina's will), Petruchio proceeds to make his 'dear Kate' into a good wife, but is anyone capable of 'taming the shrew'?
A remarkable tale by the talented and famed writer, William Shakespear. And with a delightful cast of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who can resist liking it? Elizabeth Taylor practically shines in her role! Especially at the part in the end where she makes her strong speech. I was as quiet and attentive as all the guests at the wedding.
For anyone who likes Shakespeare, who likes Elizabeth Taylor, or Richard Burton, or for that matter, want to watch a good movie, watch "The Taming of the Shrew"."
Burton & Taylor Are Pure, Fiery, & Feisty Sex Magic
Sheila Chilcote-Collins | Collinswood, Van Wert, OH USA | 03/31/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"No wonder Burton and Taylor married and divorced many times. The sexual tension between them in this film can be cut with a knife. Taylor plays Kate, the beautiful, fiery, feisty, mean-spirited, unloved eldest daughter of a wealthy man. She has a beautiful & kind sister who has a string of beaus, but... the eldest sister MUST marry first. Enter Burton as Petruchio. Loud, boisterous, dirty, obnoxious and SEXY! He plans to tame Kate, marry her and be a rich man on her dowry. The famous tongue in the tail speech is given on their first meeting, which sets the mood for lusty, sweaty, swarthy fighting. All the while, the sexual tension builds throughout. Many fights & torments ensue... with a beautiful ending that I will not spoil. If you like Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton or just the great and powerful Bard, himself, this is a great movie, directed by the great Franco Zefferelli that is a must see! "There is no other beast on Earth so horrible as man..." (Katharina, Taming Of The Shrew)"